Category Archives: Speculative Notes

Critical Theory and Crisis: Notes on History and Structure.

I spent the earlier part of today working on my research statement. Its a perverse enterprise that prevents me from working on my current research and encourages me to speculate on my future research. So instead of working on turning … Continue reading

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Notes on the Frankfurt School and Crisis.

What follows is the bare outline of a talk I am preparing for panel on the relevance of the Frankfurt School for the contemporary social crisis. At the moment the talk is tentatively titled — ‘The Frankfurt School and Crisis … Continue reading

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Crisis in Capital and Crisis in Capitalist Society.

Following the distinction made by Heinrich and others, it might be helpful to make a distinction between capital and capitalist society in accounts of crisis. By doing so a crisis of capital could be more strictly defined as disruption and … Continue reading

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Speculative Follow-up to Notes on Translation.

Another possible issue about the use of the word embody for ‘ershcien’ instead expression/representation is how it factors into Marx’s method of presentation across all three volumes of Capital. Does use the of term ’embodied’ in Marx’s depiction of simple … Continue reading

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Notes on Portland and the Whimsical Mode of Production.

I’ve spent the last few days in Portland. Its an interesting and unusual place, which a friend and I proposed to analyze through the lens of what we termed the Whimsical Mode of Production. Our analysis ran along the following … Continue reading

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